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Offline MaltLicker

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No skunking
« on: March 18, 2011, 08:10:36 PM »
Brewed today (finally) and took the hydro sample and put it out in the sun for a while.  50 IBUs with lots of hops gunk in it. 

Didn't skunk at all.  I thought it was the iso-alpha acids from hops that went skunk in the sun?  Is there any reason that would happen only AFTER fermentation?

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Re: No skunking
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011, 08:59:44 AM »
I think the hops have to isomerize first.  Dod you hydrogenate the iso alpha acids?  That would prevent light struck problems.

You can google isohumulones photodegradation for more technical info.

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Re: No skunking
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2011, 09:39:35 PM »
It was post-boil, so they were iso-alpha acids by then.

 

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